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  1. Niel Maceda says

    I agree to what you said.

    Po is actually abreviated version of Apo meaning Lord or Elder.

    So Opo is shortened version of Oo Apo, yes Milord.

  2. Angeles Tuares says

    the mano po is usually answered by the elder with kaawaan ka ng Diyos or God bless you! which she/he may say aloud or to herself only. and we can't hear it. that's why we say: lola pa bless po and do the mano.

  3. Maine's Fashion Boutique says

    You got it right… Very nice video contents…. New Sub here from Metropolitan Manilla….

  4. Joseph Roque says

    Very well said..

  5. J P says

    Thank you for the insight

  6. Christane Laurente says

    An important reminder when doing the “Mano, Po” it should be done with your head bow with slightly trunk forward. I see children nowadays doing it a wrong and lazy way. 🙁

  7. Tony Santos says

    Just to share another insight Kevin, traditionally the Kapangpangans younger ones would practice of reaching the hands of their elder folks whenever being introduced. This is also a customary whenever you visit homes and whenever there’s a gathering amongst relatives and friends. I believe they’re traditionally and still practices this until today compared to other local regions. This is very much alive here in central Luzon, one of the 3 main islands in the Philippines.

  8. Ronaldo Castillo says

    Watching from Montreal,Quebec.

  9. Yam Nueva says

    In bicol region we say " bisa po" and the elder said kaawaan ka nin dios.

  10. REBS76 says

    5:22 To show that's she's really old. lol

  11. Renom Abo says

    islamic culture

  12. Raymond Escala says

    EverytimeI I go back home in my province bikol region because of special occasion and then I got home lots of elders I have to Mano them one by one ten to twenty person no one should missed

  13. Felix Roxas says

    Everything you said is right

  14. Ana Maria Panganiban says

    Mano po means your are respecting elders and giving blessing in return of your elders to you.

  15. cincinnatiking says

    My filipina friend sent me the link to this video. I didn't know anything about Mano. Thanks for teaching me something new!

  16. JBC - Strings says

    that rice cooker at the back is legit…

  17. Snubol says

    One reason why Titos and Titas shy away from receiving mano is because that act is a respect for “elders” and they don’t want to be categorized as “old”. Haha. They welcome a beso (cheeks to cheeks greeting) more. Of course the act is still welcome, but they will sometimes tell you to not do the mano.

  18. Ana Maria Panganiban says

    Mano po isn't just a gesture of respect to elders but also you are asking for a blessing. That elder would say in silent or in a loud voice.. "GOD bless you" or "pagpalain ka ng Diyos" in tagalog.

  19. Everett Thompson says

    I have plans on going over there to meet lady. I was worried about how to show respect to them and not disrespect some one. Thank you for this and other video's.

  20. Cons29 says

    I guess, if he’s he is not part of your family, but for us if he/she is a close family friend (like good friends with your parents/grandparents) then most of the time your folks would ask you to do ‘mano’

  21. Day Day L says

    Yes mano po is strictly practiced in my family ,,,if we don't mano to our elders it says that you are very disrespectful person.

  22. Guitar Dave says

    It is Wonderful that they have this great Respect , sadly it Is going away day by day .

  23. Luisito Nopal says

    Your thoughts about the Mano Po/ Po / Opo are quite accurate. Even your previous thoughts about Fictive Kinship are correct. You have assimilated yourself into the Filipino culture so well, I feel you're more Filipino than I am — kidding aside.

    Salamat po.

  24. Veyo Miranda says

    It is also called "bless",besides showing respect towards the elderly,or to you relatives who are blood older noy necessarily age older..provided thry did not disrespect you bigtime,if they did, you have all the right not to mano,,
    It is also a way of putting away negative vibes the other person is carrying with him or her,,or to counter bad energy (usog)..the other person is supposed to bless you,just like a priest do.

  25. Russ & Jhen Russ & Jhen says

    This is absolutely helpful im going to the Philippines next year to meet my girlfriend

  26. MaCaRiO BoNiFaCiO says

    "po and opo" use commonly in luzon or tagalog region, visayas and mindanao not often use this.

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